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Tim Hortons expands electric vehicle charging station pilot

Partners with Plug In BC to install six new stations along the West Coast 
OAKVILLE, ON, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - For electric vehicle owners in British 
Columbia, Tim Hortons is now fueling road trips in more ways than one. The 
company has announced the expansion of their electric vehicle charging station 
pilot launched earlier this year in Oakville, ON, by unveiling six new 
charging stations at restaurants throughout B.C. 
Tim Hortons announced the pilot in February in an effort to study the 
technology, its usage and opportunities. 
"We have been thrilled with the results of the pilot so far. Usage of the 
charging station in Oakville has surpassed our expectations and we received 
many calls with requests to expand the pilot," said Paulo Ferreira, Senior 
Director, International Strategic Restaurant Design and Building Standards, 
Tim Hortons. "With more than 3,300 eligible restaurants across the country, we 
continue to look for opportunities to expand the pilot and contribute to the 
EV infrastructure." 
The BC expansion, supported by the Province of BC's Community Charging 
Infrastructure Fund and Koben Systems Inc. (KSI), placed charging stations 
strategically in Nanaimo, Langford, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Abbotsford and 
Coquitlam to create paths within the province, allowing guests to travel from 
restaurant to restaurant strictly on electric power. 
Tim Hortons offers charging stations as a courtesy to guests, at the following 
restaurant locations: 


    --  1812 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC
    --  845 Goldstream Ave, Langford, BC
    --  1384 Main Street, North Vancouver, BC
    --  6641 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
    --  1861 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC
    --  1450 United Blvd, Coquitlam, BC

Tim Hortons Inc. Overview

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North 
America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating 
in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals 
to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, 
espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks, including lattes, cappuccinos 
and espresso shots, specialty teas and fruit smoothies, home-style soups, 
fresh Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh 
baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 31(st), 2013, Tim 
Hortons had 4,288 system-wide restaurants, including 3,453 in Canada, 808 in 
the United States and 27 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information 
about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com.

or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Alexandra Cygal cygal_alexandra@timhortons.com 905-339-5960

SOURCE: Tim Hortons

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CO: Tim Hortons
ST: Ontario
NI: RES NP 

-0- May/30/2013 12:00 GMT


 
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